The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced that it has directed the distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the Delhi to go into into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for acquiring power from Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project.
The commission was probing a petition filed by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. and New Delhi Municipal Council were the respondents in the petition.
In 2018, the Delhi commission had directed these DISCOMs to sign PPAs to obtain power from the Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project. Then, SDMC submitted the copies of the PPAs executed between Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project and BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL).
After assessment, the DERC found the PPAs to be in order and gave its due sanction. However, it also found that the PPA copy of the one executed between Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) had not been submitted for sanction.
Therefore, the commission has now directed the NDMC to go into into a PPA with Tehkhand Waste to Electricity Project without any interruption.
This order will be a respite for project developers involved in setting up waste to energy projects in Delhi and can serve as a reference point for similar orders in other states and union territories of India.
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